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    Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest—What’s the Difference?

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    You may have heard the terms “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” used interchangeably—but according to Dr. Samantha Crites, Mon Health Cardiologist, they’re two very different medical events. “While a heart attack increases the risk for cardiac arrest, their processes and symptoms differ,” adds Dr. Crites. “Overall, the survival rate for a heart attack is much … Continued

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    Mon Health physicians, staff take part in ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ for breast cancer awareness

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    Two Mon Health physicians, one employee and a board member will be sporting pink during the entire month of October to bring attention to breast cancer. The men will be dedicating their wardrobe to the color pink during October as they are participants in the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign. According to … Continued

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    Dr. Nagy provides an enhanced surgical approach to an aortic valve replacement

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    Cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Alexander Nagy, recently performed the first Perceval Aortic Pericardial Heart Valve replacement at Mon Health Medical Center. According to Dr. Nagy, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Mon Health Medical Center, this specific device enhances the surgical approach to an aortic valve replacement, designed for any patient, especially complex cases. Offering this procedure leads … Continued

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    Church Fundraiser Benefits Mon Health Cancer Center Wig Bank

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    The Mapletown United Methodist Church in Greensboro, Pa. donated its proceeds to the Mon Health Medical Center Zelda Stein Weiss Cancer Center Wig Bank. The church does an annual fundraising event called a Calendar Party in which they do several things to raise money, including a Chinese Auction with over 120 donated items. They then … Continued

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    Ovarian Cancer Survivor Credit’s Mon Health’s Dr. McBee for Saving Her Life

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    Reflecting on her journey with ovarian cancer, Paige Jubic says she is thankful to this day for Dr. William McBee, a gynecologic oncologist at the Mon Health Cancer Center in Morgantown. “I credit him for saving my life,” she said. When Paige was diagnosed with stage 1C ovarian cancer in 2011, she was a 16-year-old … Continued

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    Dr. Scattaregia, SJMH Cardiac Rehab Celebrating 40th Anniversary

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    Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the creation of the very successful Cardiac Rehabilitation Department.   An open house and healthy luncheon will be held on June 20, at the Weston facility.  As well as celebrating this milestone, the Hospital will also celebrate another anniversary. 1979 was the year that Dr. Frank “Dr. Scatt” … Continued

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    Mon Health Medical Center security officer helps rescue baby from locked car

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    Russell Leach, a security officer at Mon Health Medical Center, was recently called to assist a patient who accidentally locked their car with a 6-week-old in it at the Mon Health Medical Park. “I called security and explained the urgency of needing to get the car unlocked,” said Lisa Raber, a registration representative at Mon … Continued

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    David Gibeaut has a passion for cardiac nursing

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    David Gibeaut has known cardiac nursing was the field for him. For the last eight years, David has helped care for patients at Mon Health Medical Center, including those who come through the catheterization lab. “I enjoy working with people especially in health care and the interventional field,” he said. “My job is being with … Continued

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    Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary holds annual dinner

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    The annual Theresa Snaith Hospital Auxiliary Getting-To-Know-You Dinner was held on Monday, May 13 at the Broad Street U.M. Church. This is the annual general membership meeting for the group. The Auxiliary provides help and gifts to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH). Auxiliary President Julia Spelsberg welcomed the auxiliary members to the event with a … Continued

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    Amanda Landis takes pride in being part of Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital

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    After many years of working on the clinical side of healthcare, Amanda Landis, RN, has found her niche and passion at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital as the staff educator. “I enjoy caring for others, especially in the community I live in but I’ve always wanted to be an educator in some form,” she … Continued